S.C. Citizens for Life hold 34th annual march to the State House
The State, January 14, 2007
On Saturday, Jan. 13, SCCL conducted its annual march and rally to the SC State House, attended by hundreds of participants, a large majority of whom appeared to be Roman Catholic, including a sizable contingent of the Knights of Columbus (with swords drawn) and a large poster of the "Our Lady of Guadalupe," an idolatrous, perverted rendering of the biblical Mary, the mother of Jesus (not the "Mother of God" !).
"The National Right to Life Committee which had been founded in 1968 under the auspices of the National Conference of Catholic Bishops, in1973 became autonomous and non-sectarian."
Dictionary of Christianity [sic] in America, 1990, pp. 1017, 1018.
National Right to Life is today still largely led by Roman Catholics, especially at the national level. It is also ecumenical. For example, in South Carolina, the current SCCL executive director is Roman Catholic (and a former nun), and the woman who is president is Presbyterian. In the past, SCCL has had Roman Catholics, born-again Christians, and even a Mormon on its Advisory Board.
Knights of Columbus, lined up at the front of the SC Citizens for Life march, swords drawn, on Greene Street,
in front of the USC Russell House Student Union, Columbia, SC (1/13/07).
The Virgin of Guadalupe "is a 16th century Roman Catholic Mexican icon depicting an apparition of the Virgin Mary."
"Mainstream Catholics believe that Guadalupe was a manifestation of the Virgin Mary in the Americas, and recognize her as "Empress of the Americas."
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Our_Lady_of_Guadalupe (see article and picture, just like the picture below
taken at the beginning of the SC Citizens for Life march in Columbia, SC on January 13, 2007).
Idolatrous image of "Our Lady of Guadalupe" (left), lined up in the assembly area of the SC Citizens for Life march,
on Greene Street, in front of the USC Russell House Student Union, Columbia, SC (1/13/07).
The Roman Catholic false goddess known as the (perpetually) Virgin Mary is but a re-worked version of the false goddess referred to in the Bible as the "queen of heaven" (e.g., Jeremiah 7:18; Jeremiah 44:17,18,19, 25), the worship of which by the people of Judah, God said, "provoke[s] me to anger." (Jeremiah 7:18, KJB).
The Roman goddess Mary; and the "queen of heaven" idolatry referred to in the Bible in Jeremiah; the Egyptian goddess Isis, and the historical, ancient pagan self-proclaimed goddess Semiramis (mother/wife of Nimrod, builder and king of ancient Babylon), all represent different names/manifestations of the same demonic, satanic, blasphemous idolatry.
There is a traceable stream and history from ancient Babylon to modern Rome of this false goddess worship. An excellent source and scholarly study on the roots of Roman Catholicism in historical, ancient Babylon is available in the book, The Two Babylons - Romanism and Its Origins, by Alexander Hislop (Scottish minister), 1916.
(The book can be ordered on-line at www.chick.com/catalog/books/0185.asp)
How many evangelical Christian pro-lifers grasp the serious danger of following Romanists in the noble battle for the lives of the unborn ?
Of course there are many individual Roman Catholics who have given much, and sacrificed much, to save the lives of the unborn. There are many examples of individual Roman Catholics who have exemplified lives of dedication and sacrifice for the cause of the unborn which quite frankly put many less-committed evangelical efforts to shame. Sadly, unless these Roman Catholics are saved, or become saved, all their good "works" will not "earn" them heaven. We are not saved by "works," but by grace alone,through faith alone, in the Messiah alone (Ephesians 2:8,9).
The Messiah said, "Ye must be born again." (John 3:7, KJB)
As laudable and praiseworthy as it is for anyone, saved or unsaved, to be about the work of speaking up for the innocent unborn being slaughtered with the de facto consent of both Republican and Democratic officeholders, born-again Christians should still avoid being "unequally yoked" with those of false religions, such as Romanism, Mormonism, Jehovah's Witnesses, Seventh Day Adventist's, Muslims, etc., etc.The Bible says:
"Be ye not unequally yoked together with unbelievers: for what fellowship hath righteousness with unrighteousness ? and what communion hath light with darkness ?
And what concord hath Christ with Belial ? or what part hath he that believeth with an infidel (unbeliever) ?
And what agreement hath the temple of God with idols ? for ye are the temple of the living God; as God hath said, "I WILL DWELL IN THEM, AND WALK IN THEM; AND I WILL BE THEIR GOD, AND THEY SHALL BE MY PEOPLE.
WHEREFORE COME OUT FROM AMONG THEM, AND BE YE SEPARATE, saith the Lord, AND TOUCH NOT THE UNCLEAN THING;
AND I WILL RECEIVE YOU, AND WILL BE A FATHER UNTO YOU, AND YE SHALL BE MY SONS AND DAUGHTERS, saith the Lord Almighty."
2 Corinthians 6:14-18, KJB
Perhaps the failure of evangelical Christian leaders to honor God's command to be separate and not unequally yoked to unbelievers, however "pro-life" they may be, is part of the reason that God has not chosen to bring an end to child-murder-by-abortion in America, despite all our efforts for 34 years.
For an excellent, first-hand testimony and insightful history of the on going damage that has been done to the cause of Christ and His Church by ecumenical efforts within the pro-life movement, read "More Than These: A Call for Reformation,"by Mr. Ralph Ovadal, pastor (Wisconsin).
© 2004 Heart of the Matter Publications
"This book details how Roman Catholic influence and even doctrine has permeated the pro-life movement,including street-level activist ministries, Christian radio, the pregnancy center networks, and the hearts of major Christian ministries. It documents the damage that such influence has had on the cause of Christ, including actual stories of Protestants converted to the Roman Catholic Church due to Christians being involved in pro-life ministry with Catholics. More Than These is an exposé and a history book, but it is so much more than that. It is a personal story, a testimony, a documentary, a Bible study, and a clarion call for reformation. The lessons learned from this book should be applied not only to pro-life ministry but also to any and every Christian ministry work."
May the day come, when the people of God, will follow the true men of God, to do the work of God, in "Establishing Justice" for the innocent unborn, for the Glory of God !
Five Reasons Why Roman Catholicism is not Biblical Christianity
The http://www.bereanbeacon.org/ website is the ministry outreach of former Catholic priest Richard Bennett.
The Pope Kissing The Koran [photo]
Here is a photo of the Pope at the end of an audience with Patriarch Raphael I of Iraq where "the Pope bowed to the Muslim holy book the Qu'ran presented to him by the delegation and kissed it as a sign of respect".
Quotes from "The Two Babylons - Romanism and Its Origins," by Alexander Hislop (1916):
[highlighting emphasis added]
"It has been known all along that Popery was baptised Paganism; but God is now making it manifest, that the Paganism which Rome has baptised is, in all its essential elements, the very Paganism which prevailed in the ancient literal Babylon,..." (Introduction., p. 2)
"In the Apocalyptic visions,..., John sees the Apostate Church with the name Babylon the Great" written upon her forehead" Rev. xvii. 5)." (Introduction, pp. 2-3).
"Her judgment is now evidently hastening on; and just as it approaches, the Providence of God, conspiring with the Word of God, by light pouring in from all quarters, makes it more and more evident that Rome is in very deed the Babylon of the Apocalypse; that the essential character of her system, the grand objects of her worship, her festivals, her doctrine and discipline, her rites and ceremonies, her priesthood and their orders, have all derived from ancient Babylon; and finally, that the Pope himself is truly and properly the lineal representative of Belshazzar." (Introduction., p. 3).
"If the position I have laid down can be maintained, she must be stripped of the name of a Christian Church altogether;..." (Introduction., p. 3).
Roman Catholicism is not Biblical Christianity. The religious system of Romanism is a "Christianized" form of the ancient pagan religion of historical Babylon.
Among the many unbiblical practices, beliefs, and doctrines of the Roman Catholic system of religion are: transubstantiation (witchcraft); the Rosary (praying to Mary); the Mass (the blasphemous "re-sacrifice" of Christ); papal infallibility; the claim of the "Immaculate [sinless] Conception" of Mary herself, prayer to a host of other "saints," and on and on it goes.
That said, as a former Roman Catholic (raised and infant-baptized as an Episcopalian; infant baptism being another unbiblical practice), who made a profession of faith as a boy, but who then lived wickedly as a young man in high school, at West Point and in the Army, before becoming active in Roman Catholicism in the 1980's, I would not be one to absolutely assert that it is completely impossible for a particular individual who at the moment is involved in the Roman Catholic system, to be a Christian (in spite of the false teaching of this false "church"), because salvation is a sovereign work of God, by the Holy Spirit. However, if such a one is a Truth-Seeker, and reading his or her Bible daily, and walking in obedience to the opportunities that the Lord may put before them to come to a knowledge of the Truth, then I believe that God can deliver such a one from the spiritual bondage of the idolatrous, blasphemous, unbiblical, and heretical Roman system, just as He did for me, by His grace and mercy, in 1989. Today I am a born-again Christian, trusting in the Lord Jesus Christ (Yeshua Messiah) for my salvation, set free of the chains of Rome !
Jesus Christ (Yeshua Messiah) said,
"... I will build My church; and the gates of hell shall not prevail against it." Matthew 16:18
Steve Lefemine, pro-life missionary
dir., Columbia Christians for Life
PO Box 50358
Columbia, SC 29250
January 15, 2007